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Category: Poetry

Saturday’s Streets


Asante
Mtenje


by Asante Lucy Mtenje   The thirsty kisses of red, black, green, silver, yellow bumpers, lined and scattered across the parched earth like patches of a worn out quilt.  

The Morning After


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Mtenje


by Asante Lucy Mtenje                  It haunts me still, long after I have expunged the guilty pleasure of the velvety touch of the cold yet warm satin on
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The first call/army of termites


Makewana's Daughters


By  Alinane ‘Naphi’ Mphande Slowly I watched it grow From a speck to a row Mesmerized I watched as they came One, two, three, four, scores and scores of them Fascinated I beheld them build
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In Her Shoes


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Mtenje


By Asante Lucy Mtenje   In her shoes, those shoes, those two sizes too big, worn out “kanavasi” she drags along to the dumpsters to rummage through the wilting, rusty banana and mango peels, disregarding
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Initiation


Susanna
chiyepa

Initiation_ritual_of_boys_in_Malawi

Today we dance for you Telling you what needs to be done And what shouldn’t be done Today we dance. Don’t dance, young woman, Observe and listen.   Today we dance Look at our graceful
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